PhishMe® Initiates Intellectual Property Enforcement Action Against Wombat Security Technologies®, Inc.
LEESBURG, VA – (June 23, 2016) – PhishMe® Inc., the leading provider of phishing threat management solutions, announced that it has filed suit against Wombat Security Technologies®, Inc. (“Wombat”) in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware for infringing PhishMe’s U.S. Patent No. 9,356,948. A copy of the complaint, filed on June 1, 2016, can be found here.
In 2016 alone, PhishMe has obtained the issuance of five U.S. patents, taking its portfolio to 11 issued U.S. patents and reinforcing its position as a leading innovator in phishing defense solutions. The value of PhishMe solutions is rooted in its dedication to innovative security research and development. The company fully intends to protect its investments through continued patent filings in the U.S. and internationally and with legal enforcement where necessary.
PhishMe has obtained patents on its technologies including U.S. Patent Nos. 8,719,940, 9,253,207, 9,325,730, and 9,356,948 on the PhishMe Reporter; U.S. Patent Nos. 8,635,703, 8,966,637, and 9,246,936 on benchmarking results; U.S. Patent Nos. 8,615,807 and 9,053,326 on sequential phishing messages; and U.S. Patent Nos. 8,910,287 and 9,262,629 on privacy for campaign email addresses.
“PhishMe invests significantly in research and development to stay on the bleeding edge of innovation to provide our customers with the most advanced solutions to combat cybercriminals,” said Rohyt Belani, CEO and Co-founder of PhishMe. “We have clear evidence of Wombat infringing PhishMe’s innovative solutions. We have faith that the judicial system will concur with our findings and send a strong message to organizations that violate intellectual property rights.”
The complaint against Wombat is a result of its infringement of the ’948 Patent entitled “Collaborative Phishing Attack Detection,” which covers PhishMe’s ReporterTM technologies. ReporterTM is a software plug-in that, among other things, improves upon existing phishing prevention systems by adding a user-interface that allows computer users to report suspicious emails to internal security teams or computer systems in a timely manner and improving organizational detection and response time to threats.
PhishMe is the leading provider of human-focused phishing defense solutions for organizations concerned about their susceptibility to today’s top attack vector — spear phishing. PhishMe’s intelligence-driven platform turns employees into an active line of defense by enabling them to identify, report, and mitigate spear phishing, malware, and drive-by threats. Our open approach ensures that PhishMe integrates easily into the security technology stack, demonstrating measurable results to help inform an organization’s security decision making process. PhishMe’s customers include the defense industrial base, energy, financial services, healthcare, and manufacturing industries, as well as other Global 1000 entities that understand changing user security behavior will improve security, aid incident response, and reduce the risk of compromise.